In the wake of FBI director James Comey’s bombshell announcement that he was reopening Hillary Clintons email investigation, many Americans who already voted are wondering if they can change their vote. The answer for many early voters is no, but there are several states that allow it.
Roughly 22 million Americans have already cast their vote through a combination of absentee ballots, voting by mail or at the polls.
The 2016 White House race, with seven days remaining, continues to be a close contest between Trump and Clinton, with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein significantly trailing the two major-party candidates, according to Fox News.
Wisconsin voters can either request a new, mail-in ballot before 5 p.m. on Nov. 3 or complete a new in-person absentee ballot before 5 p.m. on Nov. 5th.advertisement - story continues below
Pennsylvania also allows absentee voters to change their mind by voting in person on Nov. 8 Election Day.
“The really important one is Pennsylvania because that is one of the states that Donald Trump says is a must-win for him,” political analyst Erin McPike told Fox News on Tuesday. “That is the real state to watch.”
In Michigan, absentee voters can change their ballots by getting a new one from their local clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on Nov. 7.
The fourth state, Minnesota, has voted for the Democratic nominee every presidential election since 1976.advertisement - story continues below
The state allows absentee voters to change ballots three ways, but the deadline is Tuesday.
They can, after cancelling their ballot, request a new mail-in ballot, vote in person before 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 or vote on Election Day.
Trace Gallagher of FOX News goes over the policies for changing your vote in eight states that allows it: Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Louisiana, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Check with your local election officials to see what your options are; here’s a searchable directory.advertisement - story continues below
Following Comey’s announcement, there was a spike in search terms relating to changing your early vote, according to Google Trends.
Hillary has been encouraging people to ‘get out there and vote early’, no doubt anticipating more damaging emails will be released by Wikileaks.